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Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/7-5/13

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No music for me this past week. It was mainly spent finalizing travel plans, working, a work party, and the weekend passed in a hot blur with the exception of brunch on Sunday with friends and an equestrian event on Saturday night. I’m not really sure what my plans are for this week. I honestly think I’m getting ready for Bottelrock later this month, quickly followed by Pink and The Struts. But let’s see what we have going on this week…

 

Monday: Loud @ feat: Alice Merton @ SDCCU Sound Space at 2pm
AND: Sunny Sweeny, Ward Davis, Tennesse Jet @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: K. Flay @ Observatory North Park at 8:30pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Dessa, MONAKR @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Rogue Wave @ Belly Up at 8pm

Wednesday: Katelyn Tarver, Elza @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: Afghan Whigs, Built to Spill @ Observatory North Park at 8pm

Thursday: George Ezra @ Observatory North Park at 8pm – SOLD OUT

Friday: Echosmith, The Score @ Music Box at 8:30pm
AND: The Midnight Pine, Jake Najor and the Moment of Truth, Stephen El Rey @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 9:30pm
AND: Sparta @ Soda Bar at 10pm – SOLD OUT

Saturday: Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Observatory North Park at 7pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Frenship @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite @ Belly Up at 9pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 10pm

Sunday: An Acoustic Evening with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Friends @ Humphreys at 7pm
AND: Franz Ferdinand @ Observatory North Park at 8pm
AND: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite @ Belly Up at 8pm – SOLD OUT

 

Keep in Mind:

May 14th- Red Wanting Blue @ House of Blues
May 18th- Emo Nite Brooklyn @ House of Blues
May 19th- MGMT @ San Diego Civic Theatre
May 22nd- The Head and The Heart @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
May 25th- Hawthrone Heights @ House of Blues
May 28th- Pink @ Valley View Casino Center
May 29th- SUR @Casbah
June 6th- The Kooks @ Observatory North Park
June 12th- JD McPherson @ Belly Up
June 13th- The Calling @ Belly Up
June 22nd- Warped Tour (The Last One Ever!) @ SDCCU Parking Lot
June 23rd- Trampled By Turtles @ Humphreys
June 23rd- Armors @ Space
June 25th- Violent Femmes @ Humphreys
July 17th- Chris Isaak @ Humphreys
July 19th- Paramore, Foster The People @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 20th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Humphreys
July 21st- Thirty Seconds to Mars @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 11th- Weezer/Pixies @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 16th- Brandi Carlile @ Humphreys
August 31st- Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 17th- System of a Down @ Valley View Casino Center

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 4/30-5/6

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It was a rather exhausting week and although I missed Adams Ave Unplugged, I did make it to Pour House to see Creature & The Woods. It was a fun night and I’m especially glad the show was at 8pm. I’m getting ready for the craziness of May and stuff but I’m really starting to appreciate my calendar app for keeping myself organized. It’s a crazy busy world these days.

 

Monday: Jenny Don’t and The Spurs @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: Mainland @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Wednesday: Arctic Monkeys @ Observatory North Park at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Layne, LoveGlow, Jara @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Lo Moon @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Sure Sure, Fashion Jackson @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 8pm
AND: The Likes of Us @ Tin Roof at 7pm
AND: Riley Biederer @ Tin Roof at 8pm

Thursday: Arctic Monkeys @ Observatory North Park at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: King Tuff @ Casbah at 9pm

Friday: The Fratellis @ Observatory North Park at 8pm
AND: Tyson Motsenbocker @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: Of Montreal @ Soma at 7pm

Saturday: Bishop Briggs, Matt Maeson @ Observatory North Park at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Wild Child @ Casbah at 9pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Charlotte Cardin @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers @ Belly Up at 9pm

Sunday:

 

Keep in Mind:

May 8th- K. Flay @ Observatory North Park
May 12th- Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Observatory North Park
May 13th- Franz Ferdinand @ Observatory North Park
May 13th- Andrew McMahon @ Humphreys
May 14th- Red Wanting Blue @ House of Blues
May 18th- Emo Nite Brooklyn @ House of Blues
May 19th- MGMT @ San Diego Civic Theatre
May 22nd- The Head and The Heart @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
May 25th- Hawthrone Heights @ House of Blues
May 28th- Pink @ Valley View Casino Center
May 29th- SUR @Casbah
June 6th- The Kooks @ Observatory North Park
June 12th- JD McPherson @ Belly Up
June 13th- The Calling @ Belly Up
June 22nd- Warped Tour (The Last One Ever!) @ SDCCU Parking Lot
June 23rd- Trampled By Turtles @ Humphreys
June 23rd- Armors @ Space
June 25th- Violent Femmes @ Humphreys
July 17th- Chris Isaak @ Humphreys
July 19th- Paramore, Foster The People @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 20th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Humphreys
July 21st- Thirty Seconds to Mars @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 11th- Weezer/Pixies @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 16th- Brandi Carlile @ Humphreys
August 31st- Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 17th- System of a Down @ Valley View Casino Center

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 6/12-6/19

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This past week has had me out at shows three nights in a row! Needless to say, I’m pretty tired. I had the double header of Mrs. Henry at Pourhouse on Friday and Saturday followed by the totally awesome lineup at SPF 949 on Sunday. It was a pretty blissful weekend.

This week I’m heading to Dover for the Firefly Festival so you get an extra day as I’ll be on a plane home come Monday. I’m super excited because this is my first time at this festival and the lineup has so so much to offer. I don’t know how I’m going to deal with it. I’m curious how it will compare with Bottlerock, because that was an amazing time.

I’m bummed to be missing so much awesome stuff this week! Go enjoy it for me, yeah?

 

Monday: The Redlands @ Tin Roof at 9pm
AND: VHS Collection @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: North Mississippi Allstars @ Belly Up at 7:30pm

Wednesday: The Record Company @ Belly Up at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Circa Waves, Dreamers @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Collective Soul @ SD County Fair at 7:30pm
AND: The Whiskey Circle @ The Merrow at 9pm
AND: Shane Hall Trio @ Tin Roof at 8pm

Thursday: Reeve Carney @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Erika Davies & The Men @ Sycamore Den at 8pm

Friday: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 9pm
AND: Geena Fontanella @ Lestats at 9pm

Saturday: Bad Suns @ Observatory North Park at 8pm
AND: Curtis Peoples @ Lestats at 8pm
AND: SayWeCanFly @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND Pine Mountain Logs @ Belly Up at 9pm

Sunday: Boston, Joan Jett @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre at 7pm
AND: Ariel Levine @ Sycamore Den at 7pm
AND: Fashion Jackson @ Lestats at 8pm
AND: Revival of the Singer Songwriter @ Belly Up at 7pm

Monday: Donovan Frankenreiter @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Lauren Leigh and Sam @ Tin Roof at 8pm

 

Keep In Mind:
June 20th- Donovan Frankenreiter @ Belly Up
June 23rd- The Mowgli’s @ Music Box
June 24th- Switchfoot Bro-Am @ Moonlight Beach
July 17th- Chris Isaak @ Humphreys
July 21st- Third Eye Blind, Silversun Pickups @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
July 22nd- Michelle Branch @ Music Box
July 28th- Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 30th- Jared & The Mill @ Blonde Bar
August 1st- AFI, Circa Survive @Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 1st- Avi Buffalo @ Blonde Bar
August 5th- Warped Tour @ Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
August 6th- Ed Sheeran, James Blunt @ Valley View Casino Center
August 11th- Betty Who @ Observatory North Park
August 11th- Incubus, Jimmy Eat World @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 12th- Hans Zimmer Live @ Viejas Arena
August 20th- New Politics @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
August 24th- Young The Giant, Cold War Kids @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 29th- Kaleo @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 29th- Cheap Trick, Foreigner @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 1st- OneRepublic @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 12th- Goo Goo Dolls @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
September 13th- Green Day @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 15th-17th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
September 21st- Fleet Foxes @ Observatory North Park
September 28th- Imagine Dragons, K. Flay @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 1st- The Shins, Spoon @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
October 5th- Father John Misty @ Observatory North Park
October 6th- Father John Misty @ Observatory North Park
October 6th- Depeche Mode @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 7th- Janet Jackson @ Valley View Casino Center
October 8th- Coldplay @ Qualcomm Stadium
November 15th- Fall Out Boy @ Viejas Arena

Listen To This! 01/27/17

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Here’s what I’ve been into lately…

 

Album: The KinModern Primitive

One of my faves released a long-awaited album today. I’ve been listening all day, enjoying songs, a good mix of power and beauty, old and new, modern and primitive(?).  I keep trying to pick a favorite song, but every time I think I’ve settled on one, the next song will come on and I’ll change my mind.  Certainly a record I’d recommend digging into.

 

Video: Arkivist – “Burnout”

If you want a band to follow from the early stages, check out Arkivist. The recently relocated to LA trio already are developing a definitive style that is very much their own. Their music speaks both to the more intellectual-minded as well as to those appreciative of the more baser notions of rhythm and melody.

 

Show: Zane Carney at The El Rey

I’ve been to several shows in the past couple of weeks, but this one…this one holds a very special place in my heart. Guitar maestro, Zane Carney, with his backing band (composed, in part, of LMN Band Love Carney) took the audience through a musical journey, rocking and rolling through the best of Zane’s ever growing (and improving) catalog of songs. The journey climaxed with a rendition of “Helter Skelter” that was pretty much an out of body experience. Hopefully his new music will be released soon, but until then, you simply must take every opportunity to see Zane Carey live (I’d post a video, but it wouldn’t do the experience justice).

 

SXSW Watch: Middle Kids

I’m making my way through the list of SXSW artists and Middle Kids were one to really catch my ear. This three-piece from Australia has an EP coming out Feb. 17th and will be at The Echo Feb. 25th.  Mark your calendars!

 

~ Kristen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to This!

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I’ve told myself for some time now that once I finished up my PhD work, I could focus more on posting on this site. The amount of music I sift through on a weekly basis whether it be from live shows, press releases, in preparation of my weekly calendar, or just word of mouth suggestions is…well it can be a lot.  I thought, to get back into the swing of things, I’d bring back my List to This column and share some of the sights and sounds that have grabbed my attention.

So here we go!

Foy Vance The Wild Swan

I’ve finally got around to absorbing this album that came out last May. It’s amazing how Foy’s songs can at once feel so effortless and emotionally resonant.  Here’s one of my favorites from the album:

 

MONA – “In the Middle”

Love this band! So happy to see them back at it with a new EP (In the Middle) that came out towards the end of last year. They are hitting the road with July Talk and will be at Soda Bar in San Diego on January 28th and at Bootleg Theater in LA on the 31st.  Catch them if you can!

 

Warbly Jets

The “Jets” are doing a residency at The Satellite this month. Their second night happened to be my first show of the year (shocking, I know).  If I look past the theatrics (lights! smoke! dramatic curtain drop!), I feel like there is a compelling musical force that is sure to get attention from music aficionados everywhere.

 

Wildwood Kin – “Warrior Daughter”

More SXSW artists were announced this week, so I have lots of listening to do, but I’ve got 400+ already down and this UK act is one of my favorites so far.

 

~ Kristen

Kristen’s 2015 Music Mix – Track 5 – Highly Suspect

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2015 was not the best of years, but it certainly had its moments…most of the good ones involved music. Here are a few of the songs that had an impact on my year.

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I was going to say that Highly Suspect’s Mister Asylum was the most underrated album of the year…until it was nominated for a Grammy!?!? I was gobsmacked in the best way imaginable as it is certainly my favorite rock release in 2015. Full of dramatic, heart-pounding rockers, more than a time or two I’ve pressed play on the album and turned the volume waaaaaay up, drowning out my racing thoughts and punching my fists in the air.

 

~ Kristen

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Kristen’s 2015 Music Mix – Track 2 – Walking On Cars

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2015 was not the best of years, but it certainly had its moments…most of the good ones involved music. Here are a few of the songs that had an impact on my year.

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Walking on Cars were my band of SXSW 2015 and stuck with me for the rest of the year. They became one of my High Voltage features and one of my more successful recommendations. “Hand in Hand” was a song I used to lure one of my most passionate music friends into the Walking On Cars fold. I can’t wait for this band’s debut album to come out next year.

~ Kristen

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